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Challenges Faced by Malaysian Parents in Caregiving of a Child with Disabilities

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  • Norliza Saiful Bahry

    () (Faculty Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. Author-2-Name: Azmi Mat Author-2-Workplace-Name: Faculty Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Author-3-Name: Nur Liana Kori Author-3-Workplace-Name: Faculty Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Author-4-Name: Ainunnazlee Mohd Ali Author-4-Workplace-Name: Faculty Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Author-5-Name: Zarina Abdul Munir Author-5-Workplace-Name: Faculty Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Author-6-Name: Mohammad Zaim Mohd Salleh Author-6-Workplace-Name: Faculty Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Author-7-Name: Author-7-Workplace-Name: Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:)

Abstract

Objective - Caregiving of a child with special needs can increase the cost of raising the child and parent's stress. These two issues are commonly experienced by a parent who care for their special needs child themselves and the thought of challenges are different based on the disability of the child. Methodology/Technique - The challenges of raising a child with disability make it necessary for parents to work harder to to meet the cost of treatment. Meanwhile, levels of stress among those parents are understandably increased. Finding - Parents caring for a child with disability need to place greater emphasis on achieving a balance between their work, caring for their child and stress. Further, this paper includes a discussion on the cost of raising a disabled child and the increased levels of stress experienced by these parents. Novelty - The findings of this paper contribute to conceptual model on the challenges faced by Malaysian parents in caregiving for a child with special needs.

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  • Norliza Saiful Bahry, 2019. "Challenges Faced by Malaysian Parents in Caregiving of a Child with Disabilities," GATR Journals gjbssr536, Global Academy of Training and Research (GATR) Enterprise.
  • Handle: RePEc:gtr:gatrjs:gjbssr536
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    Keywords

    Caregiving Child; Disabilities Child; Parents Stress; Cost of Raising.;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other

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